5 Things You Need To Know Today In Worcester - September 20

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 20, 2021

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition - Monday, September 20 - in-person Registry of Motor Vehicles services return today in Worcester, the Worcester Red Sox are hosting a ribbon cutting today, Seven Hills Behavior Health center opens today, Ricky Duran released a new single and Taste of Massachusetts is now taking nominations for the title of Best Massachusetts Craft Brewery.

RMV to Offer Wider Variety of In-Person Services Starting Today

Starting today -- Monday, September 20 --  the Registry of Motor Vehicles [RMV] will begin offering a new wider variety of statewide services to provide convenient service options and flexibility and to continue ongoing efforts that have been put in place to keep customers and staff safe.

The RMV will be reopening the Attleboro Service Center for in-person services by appointment.  In addition, 21 statewide Service Center locations will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in visits, and Business-to-Business (B2B) needs.

Appointments for driver’s license, identification and vehicle transactions, Business-to-Business Center bulk transactions, and walk-in services will be available today in Worcester, Leominster and 18 other service center locations.

Also starting today, individual registration drop-off services which temporarily replaced Business-to-Business in-person services during the State of Emergency will no longer be available at RMV Service Centers.


Worcester Red Sox, City Hosting Ribbon Cutting on Summit Street Today

The final piece of Polar Park for 2021 will officially be in place after today.

The Worcester Red Sox and the City of Worcester will host a ribbon cutting today at 3 PM on Summit Street. The ribbon cutting will open the pedestrian corridor that completes the "WooSox Loop," a 0.4 mile path that allows fans to walk inside the park in a complete circuit.

Summit Street features a mural portraying Canal District legends like Babe Ruth. Fan can also find Wormtown Brewery, Sherwood Diner, the duckboat "Beantown Betty," A Taste of Worcester, a Cap Car and a new ticket office.


Ricky Duran Releases New Single, 'Waiting on You'

Ricky Duran has released his latest single, "Waiting on You."

Fifty percent of the proceeds from downloads and streams will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Massachusetts Chapter.

To download or stream the single, click here.

Seven Hills Behavioral Health Center Opens Today

Seven Hills Foundation will host a grand opening event today for its new integrated behavioral health center in Worcester, Seven Hills Child & Family Behavioral Health.  

The center will combine the behavioral health operations of three Seven Hills affiliates: YOU, Inc., Children’s Friend, and Family Services of Central Massachusetts. 

The center, designed to accommodate increased demand for telehealth visits, includes a number of features to streamline services and facilitate comprehensive and specialized care. 

The grand opening will be held at 1 PM.


Taste of Massachusetts Hosting Beer Wars

The travel and entertainment website, Taste of Massachusetts, is hosting "Beer Wars" to decide the best local craft brewery in the state.

Nominations are now open here.

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